Detox Drinks for Weed - Flushing It Out
Many of us enjoy the comfort that comes with knowing we’ve got a plan. We appreciate feeling as though we’re ahead of the game, no matter the situation. When it comes to drug tests, this means abstaining from using weed for a certain period of time before the test.
However, sometimes life gets in the way, and we have a momentary lapse of judgment or a stressful week. For whatever the reason, we haven’t stopped using early enough, and we don’t have as much time to clear the THC from our system as we might need.
Maybe we’re cutting it close and want the peace of mind knowing that we’ve taken every opportunity to ensure that our test comes out clean. Or maybe we are positive we’ll pass, but the pre-work drug test is for such an important job that taking extra measures couldn’t hurt. Some people just want to be positive they’ll pass, even if enough time has elapsed since they last partook.
In any case, a detox drink can be a great option for those facing drug tests for work, legal issues, and other reasons. It sounds improbable—you consume a liquid, and this somehow “hides” the appearance of a drug that’s stored in your fat. Well, believe it. These drinks have been hugely popular over the last few years, and with good reason.
For many of us, they’re a supplementary tool we can use alongside decreasing our marijuana use, exercising a little more, and eating clean.
Why Drugs Are in Your Hair
Your body has a very confusing reaction to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana. The end result of this reaction is that THC disperses through your body.
This dispersal throughout your body is from the THC is in your bloodstream, but it only stays in your bloodstream for a few hours. However, that few hours is all that your body needs for it to absorb into different cells throughout your body, including your hair follicles.
This doesn’t happen to the hair already on your head. Instead, this happens to the follicles under the scalp that haven’t even sprouted from under the skin.
After approximately 5 to 10 days that hair follicle will grow a hair that does break through your scalp. This hair, or hair follicle to be exact, will have THC that a hair drug test can detect.
How long does weed remain in your body anyway?
THC will stay in your urine for around three to eighty days. For most people who consume on a regular basis, you can expect ten days to a month before the THC leaves the urine. A good rule of thumb is to abstain for a full month before your test, but many people who don’t have much body fat often try to stop using two weeks before.
THC can stay in your blood and saliva for about a week, maximum, and in your hair for three months.
So, how do the detox drinks work?
Detox drinks are a temporary solution. They momentarily lower the levels of THC in your urine. Wild, right?
If you are interested in trying out a detox drink for marijuana, you’ll want to keep in mind that, like weed, these drinks affect everyone differently. It can be tough to know how well the detox drink will work for you, especially if you haven’t tried it before, or if it has been a while since you’ve last used it.
That said, there are a few factors you can take into account if you’re wondering how your body will react to the detox drink.
The first factor is how much body fat you have—the more fat, the more THC will likely be stored in your system. Women typically have a higher percentage of body fat than men, and a lower metabolic rate, just because of how our bodies are structures.
A fit, active man who skins ten miles into the backcountry every day for fresh powder lines will be able to flush THC from his system a lot faster than a sedentary man who works from home, eats pizza for each meal, and sits on his couch all day.
Another factor is how much you actually smoke. For moderate users—folks who smoke a couple of times a week—you should be fine purchasing the Power Flush. For heavier users—those who use marijuana daily—you might consider the beefier Max Cleanse product. We recommend experimenting with these drinks out on home tests so that you’re familiar with using them and you know how well it works, or whether you might need to opt for the Max Cleanse version over the basic Power Flush.
What’s in these drinks?
The Synergy Detox drink contains a well-tested cleansing formula. The ingredients Synergy Detox uses include dandelion, red clover, chamomile, burdock, and alfalfa. Synergy Detox has been around for nearly two decades and is known for making high-quality products.
Are there any other health benefits of the weed detox drink?
A detox drink, along with cutting down your marijuana consumption before a drug test, can be an excellent way to move toward cutting back your weed usage, or even quitting altogether if that is a goal of yours. For those who don’t want to change their lifestyle, detox drinks are a great tool that can help you meet your goals while still enjoying your life.
How do I take the drink?
Often, you’ll want to empty your bladder beforehand and fast for several hours before so that the drink can take effect. The drinks typically last for several hours, depending on the brand you choose. Some come in flavors, others come with tests so that you can do a trial run prior to the actual test, and others even include cleansing capsules to take along with the drink.
We advise that you do your research and find a brand that works well for you. You should also keep in mind that the detox drink may have a laxative effect, and you’ll want to avoid taking medications beforehand if you can.
After you drink the bottle, you will want to refill it with water and to drink this as well. The drink will take effect in about sixty minutes, give or take.
In the end, it’s good to remember that these detox drinks are not a cure-all or a reason to smoke more than you normally would in the weeks leading up to a drug test. Results can vary, and not only from person to person but from each time you use the drink. Weed can affect your body differently, depending on how much rest you’ve been getting, for instance, how hydrated you are, your activity and stress levels, and your overall health.
Tests for weed can also vary. Many people find combining various detox methods to be the most helpful, especially if you have some time to plan before your test. Of course, the only way to be absolutely sure you’ll pass a drug test is to refrain from using marijuana. Exercising regularly and eating healthier foods to lower your body fat percentage could help as well—and is probably good for you either way.
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